Marxism In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

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Marxism is the idea of social science that studies how economic activity affects and is shaped by social processes. Social processes are the way individuals and groups interact, adjust and reject and start relationships based on behavior which is modified through social interactions. Overall marxism analyzes how societies progress and how and society ceases to progress, or regress because of their local or regional economy , or global economy.In this case, Marxism’s theory applies to the novel, Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, where a society where mass satisfaction is the instrument utilized by places of power known as the Alphas in order to control the oppressed by keeping the Epsilons numb, at the cost of their opportunity to choose their own way of life. Marx thinks that an individual had a specific job to do in order to contribute to their community and that is the only way to do so; There is no escaping your contribution either. The Directory thinks the same, for example…show more content…
Hall in an article, Literary and Cultural Theory, “...methodologies emphasize issues gender, sexuality, and/or race,” (Hall 73). Hall describes that Marxism is the idea where “...society is stratified into three primary classes.- the Aristocracy, the Bourgeoisie, and the Proletariat…”(Hall 74). Each of these three social classes has a different view of everything and a different set of interests. In the novel, Brave New World, Huxley splits the society into five different groups, the Alphas, Betas, Deltas, Gammas and the Epsilon’s, but are put into three categories. For example, The Aristocracy are the Alphas, the middle class or the Bourgeoisie are Betas, Deltas, Gammas and the poor workers or the are the Proletarians are mainly Epsilons. Absolutely everyone serves the society for what he or she was educated into or conditioned for and this idea connects to Marx’s quote to attain a stage of social balance hence the motto, “ Community, Identity,
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